Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas, dear friends!

We wish a wonderful holiday season to you all!

We will be closed December 24 & 25, and December 31 & January 1.

Well, of course, it makes all the sense in the world!

Yes, that's right - in the cherry linen closet in my bathroom.  Doesn't everyone stash their portable electronic devices in with their ace bandages, back braces, neck braces, wrist braces (I'm telling you, those old bumper stickers that said that getting old wasn't for the sissy in us, wasn't kidding!) and all the stuff to take long soaking whirlpool baths to ease all the body pains (the getting old part again)?  The tip for me was thinking about the last time I charged the camera - in the bathroom.  With water.  Brilliant, eh?

So lanadunk, e-mail me with your snail address and I'll get your little collection of Amy Butler fabrics out to you before Christmas!  And, because I'm a total softie, and there were only 4 of you who left comments, I'm going to send a little something special to you three from my private stash.  Ask Amy - she loves going through my fabrics at home - there's some really good stuff there!  Please e-mail me with your addresses at:

Hugs to all the birds out there!
Angela and Amy

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Dog Ate my Camera!

Well, the dogs (that's Oliver to the left and Tillie to the right) didn't eat the camera, but it has been AWOL for months.  I mean months!  As age, and I know this is very sad, has impared my ability to immediately recall where I put anthing at home, I've attempted to keep items in the same place, and to always, always put things away where they belong when I'm done with them.  Well, this plan ungloriously crashed and burned when it came to the camera.  After wandering through the house looking and looking until I thought I was going a bit bonkers, I came up with a plan. 

I cleaned my desktop off  - the camera could have been buried under a pile of papers.  I moved into the dining room and looked through the drawers of the small commode where we keep table runners and flower vases.  I searched the small cabinet where I normally store decorative seasonal items, the large cabinet where we display our teapot collection...... 

We've had a number of open houses - our house is for sale - so I was racking my poor brain trying to figure out where I might have tucked the camera away in a last minute fly through the house!

I checked out the oak cabinet in the living room, my little drop front secretary in the corner of the living room....
Keep in mind that I had already done surface searches throughout the  house.  I pulled up all the cushions on chairs and couches, looked under beds and all the furniture.  I think I crawled throughout the entire house before I conducted the cabinet searches.  When I opened up any of the cabinets, I had to pull all the contents out, go through them and reorganize everything.  Just to make sure I hadn't accidently covered up the camera with a stack of other junk.

My last two stops were the red bedside cabinet in our bedroom, and the cherry linen closet in my bathroom.

Good news .... I found the camera!  But which cabinet? 
Be the first reader of our sad little neglected blog to correctly guess which cabinet the camera was hiding in (only one guess per reader) and win a little four pack of Amy Butler fat quarters!  I'll be posting the winner on Sunday (the 20th of Dec) morning.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And the Winners Are!

The winners of our e-mail sign up contest are:
Diane K (
Sara (whimwinkle)
You both have a $25.00 gift certificate coming!
Please e-mail with your snail mail address and we'll get those gift certificates in the mail to you!
Thanks for helping enlarge our e-mail address base!

Angela, Amy and the Birds